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The Groove
Saturday October 10th, 2020 with Elorious Cain
classic excessive beats from an excessive city (repeat broadcast) *Oct 14, 2017

COLETTE LUMIERE, COLETTE or COLETTE JUSTINE of JUSTINE AND THE VICTORIAN PUNKS went to Graz, Austria and Cologne, Germany in 1979 to promote her disco record "BEAUTIFUL DREAMER" with the b side "STILL YOU": a sultry cover of the late LUCIO BATTISTI's unforgettable classic "ANCORA TU". That promotion included the now legendary "window installation" for the in Graz K & O department store also she describes on the cover about "STILL YOU": "... I used it for the name of a room installation I did in Cologne in 1977, in which I lived in a space as part of my performance for six days with all my materials, clothes, personal objects, etc. while 'Ancora Tu' played on and on... Peter Gordon who composed this new arrangement, in which I am singing happened to be in Cologne also performing at the same time.. although we had then, never met. At the recording studio we had a natural dialogue about the meaning of the song and the piece, and kept it as part of the record.. I then used it in the exhibition "MASCULIN-FEMININ", in Graz (Trigon 79/Neue Gallery) as the theme song in my installation. For my piece. I, as Justine decorated the beautiful mirror room of the gallery (chosen for me by Klause Honeff) with Pink and Blue Austrian Shades and for my opening performance called the Piece "JUSTINE OPENS HER DISCO-PUNK-CHURCH-CLUB" and slept as part of the wall for 3 hrs. with "STILL YOU" playing..." One might find it odd that we introduce our show about the NEW YORK UNDERGROUND with such fuss about activity in Europe, yet PETER GORDON is the major force behind the influential LOVE OF LIFE ORCHESTRA. That group provided the music for the JUSTINE AND THE VICTORIAN PUNKS record. They were one of New York City's most amazing underground sources of disco in the late 1970's and early 1980's; pioneers in a certain place in New York disco that gave us other incredible artists like MATERIAL with BILL LASWELL, ARTHUR RUSSELL, KONK and SUBLEVEL; also featured on the show:
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Interactive CKCU
Hadn't heard that Justine & the Punks track or listened to CKCU for ages but I just yolo flipped it on and it walloped me in the heart. Solid bangers.

1:11 PM, October 10th, 2020
Jan from Montreal
Super rare experimental dance-disco.

1:14 PM, October 10th, 2020
you the best, Mr. Cain! ( course i say that to all Mighty hosts ,;-) Great show! Thanks!

2:44 PM, October 10th, 2020
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you people!

2:54 PM, October 11th, 2020
We haven't heard Konk in decades! Only the mighty 93.1 would play it now!!

5:26 AM, October 13th, 2020
Koto (NYC)
Colette would be very pleased with this!

4:10 AM, October 15th, 2020